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Melinda's Garden Moment: Planting the seeds for a perfect garden

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Anybody can be a good gardener as long as they have the right tools.

Carrots, lettuce, begonia, and other small seeds can be difficult to plant at the proper spacing. Mix carrots and radish seeds and sprinkle in a shallow furrow. The radishes will be ready to harvest first, leaving space for the carrots to grow to full size.

Purchase pelletized seeds that are coated, making them larger and easier to handle whether seeding indoors or directly in the garden.

Use seed tapes to make planting at the proper space much easier.  Dig a shallow furrow, lay the seed tape in place and cover with soil. The paper tape will dissolve and seeds will sprout at the proper spacing. 

Make your own from strips of newspaper or paper towels.  Combine about 1 cup of flour or cornstarch with about ΒΌ cup of water.  Dab this seed-glue on the paper at the proper spacing for the seeds you select.  Place the seeds on the flour glue and allow to dry before planting.

Check out Melinda Myers' website for more gardening tips.
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